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Rivers Assembly Gets New Speaker . . . Suspends Errant Members

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Rt. Hon. Edison Ehie
New Rivers State Speaker

by Our Correspondent

Honourable Edison Ehie has emerged as the new Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly.

In an address to the people of the state, Hon Edison suspended some members of the House, whom he stated lacked integrity, accountability and dedication to public service.

While regretting the events that occurred in the state, he assured the people that members of the House would work hard to restore their confidence in them.

He urged the people to remain steadfast in their support in order to engender a peaceful and prosperous Rivers State built on transparency, accountability and honesty.

His words; “Today, I stand before you as the newly elected Speaker of the 10th Assembly of Rivers State House of Assembly, humbled by the trust you have placed in me to lead our great state.

‘It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of responsibility that I address you regarding recent events in our esteemed Assembly. As your chosen representatives, we have a sacred duty to uphold the values of integrity, accountability, and dedication to public service.

“Regrettably, it has come to my attention that some members of our Assembly have fallen short of these principles. In light of their actions, which undermine the trust and faith you have bestowed upon us, I have taken the difficult decision to suspend the defaulted members from their legislative duties.

“We are committed to ensuring that the Rivers State House of Assembly continues to be a beacon of hope and progress for all our people. We will work tirelessly to restore your trust in our institution and fulfill the promises we made to you.

“I urge you, my fellow citizens, to remain steadfast in your support for a united and prosperous Rivers State. Together, we will overcome challenges and build a future where honesty, accountability, and transparency prevail.

“Thank you for your unwavering trust and understanding. Let us move forward, hand in hand, towards a brighter tomorrow”


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